FINAT European Label Forum – Label and recycling awards ceremony 2017

The objects of desire: The FINAT label and recycling awards (Source: G&K TechMedia)

GERMANY • The unchallenged highlight of the first day of this year’s European Label Forum (ELF) in Berlin was the FINAT label and recycling awards 2017 celebrations. Moderated as usual in its special warm and charming way, Tony White presented the 37th edition of the association’s annual label competition and the 4th edition of the recycling awards. The occasion also marked the release of the FINAT Yearbook 2017, containing an overview of the winners as well as a detailed account of activities, programmes and a register of members.


During a meeting in The Hague in April 2017, The jury, consisting of Tony White (Chairman), Steve Wood, Z. Murat Sipahioglu and Michael Scherhag, editor of sister magazine Etiketten-Labels, took the chance to select the best of the altogether 280 global entries for the respective groups and categories.

The 2017 group winners are:

Group A (marketing/end-uses and “Best in show”): Royston Labels – Paul Clayton

Group B (printing processes): Marzek Etiketten – Alexander Scheller-Scharau

Group C (non-adhesive applications): IPE Innovaciones: Francesc Egea

Group D (Innovation and electronic printing): Schreiner Group – Helmut Schreiner

Group E: digital printing: Carini – Georg Blum

Special Award 1: Source Labels – Tim Lowe

Special Award 2: Omnipack – Andreas Böhm

More information about the FINAT ELF event in Berlin will be published later at the NarrowWebTech portal. Stay tuned!

Subsequent to the L9 label awards ceremony, the FINAT 2017 competition awards were presented starting with the winner of category A "Best in show". The jugdes award was given to Royston Labels, presented by Paul Clayton, here seen between Jakob Landberg, FINAT Marketing Comittee Chairman (left) and Tony White (right)
Winner in the category B "Printing processes”: Marzek Etiketten. From left to right: Chris Ellison, new FINAT president, Alexander Scheller-Scharau, Marzek Etiketten and Tony White
The Spanish company IPE Innovaciones - award given to Francesc Egea - won the award in the category C "non-adhesive applications”. From left to right: Craig Moreland, TLMI chariman, Francesc Egea, IPE and also new vice president of FINAT and Anthony White
The winner of Group D "Innovation”: Schreiner Group with its RFID label. Left to right: Michael Hatton, marketing director Labelexpo, Dr Joshep Adelsberger, Schreiner Group and Anthony White
Group E "Digital printing" was not the category with the most entrys, but one of the more difficult decisions - the award was given to Georg Blum from Etiketten Carini - here between Mike Fairley, "Label Guru Extraordinaire" and Tony White


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